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Poverty

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Medi

Many of the over 180 sites providing food to low-income kids across the state this summer will close their doors Friday – weeks before school resumes.


Kids Count / Annie E Casey Foundation

Delaware has one of the nation’s lowest rates of children without health insurance, according to the latest findings in the 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

 


 

Delaware Public Media

Republicans in the General Assembly are seeking to expand a popular state scholarship program.

Republicans and Democrats alike joined with Gov. Jack Markell (D) Wednesday afternoon when he unveiled an executive order to review the state’s professional licensing system.

 

Senate GOP lawmakers take aim at poverty

Mar 30, 2016

Incentivizing education through tax credits, stimulating private businesses and looking for private investors to bankroll government pilot programs are among initiatives being floated by Senate Republicans to reduce the state’s poverty ranking by 2024.